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Anderlecht vs. Mons Highlights
   February 16, 2014 (5:03 PM) by Matt

Sacha Kljestan found himself back in the starting lineup and scored the first goal of the game in Anderlecht’s 2-0 win over Mons.  He now has nine goals across all competitions this season.  Here are some highlights.

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Thursday morning links
   December 12, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt

Remember when we thought DaMarcus Beasley was headed to Queretaro?  But then his agent chimed in that it wasn’t 100% true?  It looks like the deal is not 100% official, but has been agreed upon.

In the good-to-hear department, there is a good chance that Steve Cherundolo could return to Hannover 96′s starting lineup this weekend.

In the not-as-good-to-hear department, Timothy Chandler hasn’t heard from Jurgen Klinsmann in the last couple months.  Looks like he could be on the outside right now.

Steven Goff caught up with Oguchi Onyewu to talk about his move to QPR among other things.

Julian Green has been added to Bayern Munich’s 23-man roster for the FIFA Club World Cup, which will be played in Morocco this month.  Bayern Munich’s first game will be on December 17 against the winner of Guangzhou Evergrande (China) vs. Al-Ahly (Egypt).

I guess there were some rumors that Sacha Kljestan picked up some skin cancer, but Grant Wahl found out that he only treatment for some pre-cancerous spots on his face.

Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt want to bring in Zarek Valentin permanently for next season.  Valentin appeared in 27 games for Bodo/Glimt last season while on loan from the Montreal Impact.

Greg Seltzer has some transfer goodies on Juan Agudelo, Fabian Johnson and Michael Parkhurst.

Seltzer also crunched some numbers on Americans who have played in Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Cup or Cup Winners Cup.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Will Packwood this week about his comeback from the last year.

To close out the Centennial, US Soccer is selecting its all-time USMNT XI.  Here are the eligible players.  Alexi Lalas also selected his roster.  If I had to pick a team, I would go with (4-2-3-1 since Dempsey is listed as a midfielder and not forward):  Keller; Cherundolo, Pope, Bocanegra, Agoos; Renya, Bradley; Donovan, Dempsey, Ramos; McBride

I posted the US U-17 highlights yesterday from their 2-1 loss to Portugal from earlier this week.  US Soccer has now put up the whole 90 minutes.  They also bounced back from that loss with a 5-1 win over England.  Monterrey FC’s Joe Gallardo had a hat trick, while LA Galaxy Academy’s Haji Wright scored the other two goals.  The team finishes up the 2013 Nike International Friendlies with a match against Brazil on Friday.

Fulham’s U-18 team advanced to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after beating QPR 4-1.  Emerson Hyndman scored one of the goals off a “Beckham-esque” free kick.

US U-18 midfielder Kyle Scott made his UEFA youth league debut earlier this week with Chelsea’s U-19 team.

The folks over at Soccer by Ives talked to Zach Pfeffer about his year spent with Hoffenheim.

And finally, this appears to be Mexico’s away shirt for the World Cup.  It looks very Charlie Brown to me.  There is nothing major to report on the US front regarding their World Cup jerseys (I know a couple images are out there floating around, but they look very fake/photoshopped to me).  One loyal OT reader told me he spoke to a soccer shop rep recently and the only description he got from them was one of them would be royal and white while the other would be red.  So all that means nothing really.

Categories: DaMarcus Beasley, Emerson Hyndman, Fabian Johnson, Juan Agudelo, Julian Green, Kyle Scott, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu, Sacha Kljestan, Steve Cherundolo, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood, Zach Pfeffer, Zarek Valentin

Anderlecht vs. Olympiakos Piraeus Highlights
   December 10, 2013 (1:46 PM) by Matt

Sacha Kljestan went the full 90 minutes and scored Anderlecht’s lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Olympiakos Piraeus in Champions League action.  Here is his goal.

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A couple links for Tuesday
   November 12, 2013 (12:08 AM) by Matt

I will keep this quick and short.

Jurgen Klinsmann selected his 23-man roster for this weekend’s games.

Sacha Kljestan did a Q&A with US Soccer’s website last week.

The Sunday Times did a story on former Rangers midfielder DaMarcus Beasley who returns to Scotland this week.  And here is another story on Beasley.

Remember last week when we said Danny Williams returned to training with Reading after missing some time with a foot bruise?  Well, he got hurt again.

Julian Green has been offered a professional deal by Bayern Munich which will run through 2017.

And finally, the New York Times has caught wind of Ben Lederman.

Categories: Ben Lederman, DaMarcus Beasley, Daniel Williams, Julian Green, Sacha Kljestan, US Men's National Team
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Friday morning linkage
   November 8, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt

A few more links before the weekend.

Terrence Boyd scored two goals yesterday.  You can check out the highlights here and here is a photo of Boyd celebrating after one of the goals.  That gives him 10 goals across all competitions this season.  Only Aron Johannsson (12 goals) has scored more among USMNT players in Europe in 2013-14.

Also in Europa League action on Thursday, Brad Friedel got the start for Tottenham at 42-years-old, becoming the oldest player ever to start a Europa League match as the Spurs won 2-1.  Here are some photos from the game.

As Howie posted yesterday, Bahia has decided to not renew Freddy Adu’s contract once it it ends in December.  He has appeared in only seven games across all competitions since joining the club in April.  Bahia is Adu’s seventh team since leaving Real Salt Lake in 2007.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has just been put on Over There’s hit list.  He doesn’t like Sacha Kljestan’s mustache (outrage!) causing our favorite mustached player to tell him to check out his own nose.

We posted earlier this week that Steve Cherundolo was still training on his own since his knee had a little setback, but now it looks like he has returned to full training with the team.

Danny Williams has also returned to full training with Reading this week.  He hasn’t played in a game since September due to a bone bruise on his foot.

I guess there was some British reports claiming Nottingham Forest interest in a loan for Brek Shea, but Greg Seltzer shoots down that report.

There was a story a couple weeks ago about MLS interest for Benji Joya and Daniel Cuevas.  Tom Marshall is reporting that the teams interested seem to be the Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union, San Jose Earthquakes and Chivas USA, while Mexican side Puebla are also interested in Joya.  And you can add a “team from Denmark” and Mexican second division club Lobos BUAP as other suitors for Cuevas.

And finally, it appears that Swansea City’s U-21 player Kris Scott got invited to the US U-20 camp in Italy next week.

Categories: Benji Joya, Brad Friedel, Brek Shea, Daniel Cuevas, Daniel Williams, Freddy Adu, Kris Scott, Sacha Kljestan, Steve Cherundolo, Terrence Boyd
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Just a few links
   November 7, 2013 (12:55 AM) by Matt

Sorry for the lack of updates this week, but life (damn you, life!) has been getting in the way.  That said, here are a few links.

Jurgen Klinsmann has been doing a lot of Q&A’s with US Soccer’s website and I approve.  Here is his latest.  Reading between the lines a bit, it sounds like we will see Terrence Boyd, John Brooks and Fabian Johnson for the upcoming USMNT games.  Brooks and Johnson are both coming back from injury.

Speaking of Johnson’s injury, it sounds like he is returning to training this week and could possibly play this weekend.

As for some highlights from this weekend.  Charles Kazlauskas scored a goal on Monday.  Sacha Kljestan picked up an assist and two yellow cards against PSG while Jermaine Jones went 90 minutes against Chelsea in Champions League action.

Still no highlights at the moment, but Jozy Altidore had an assist in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Southampton in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.  Sunderland’s website called the pass “unselfish”.  And they have some photos up from the game, including a couple of Altidore.

Brian Sciaretta gives us his thoughts on the Julian Green situation.

Want a Top 100 list of American goalkeepers?  Will is a freak and has this list for you.

Number 35 on that list, San Jose’s David Bingham, is headed to FC Copenhagen for an extended training stint.  With the MLS season coming to an end, it is that time of year where various MLS players head to Europe for training wither various clubs.

Categories: Charles Kazlauskas, David Bingham, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, John Brooks, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Sacha Kljestan, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team

Anderlecht vs. PSG Highlights
   November 5, 2013 (11:38 PM) by Matt

It wasn’t a goal, but Sacha Kljestan picked up an assist (and two yellow cards) in Anderlecht’s 1-1 draw to PSG in Champions League action on Tuesday.  Here are some highlights.

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Anderlecht vs. OH Leuven Highlights
   November 2, 2013 (7:45 PM) by Matt

Sacha Kljestan is on fire.  Kljestan scored his seventh goal of the season (a new career high for a single season) in only his 13th game of the season, a 3-1 victory over OH Leuven.  Kljestan has now scored goals in three straight league games for the first time since he had a three-game streak for Chivas USA in 2008.  I still can’t find highlights that I can embed, so check out his goal here for now.


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Anderlecht vs. KV Oostende Highlights
   October 30, 2013 (4:18 PM) by Matt

Sacha Kljestan has now scored in consecutive games after finding the back of the net in Anderlecht’s 3-0 win over KV Oostende today.  That gives Kljestan six league goals on the season, his most in a single season since scoring six for Chivas USA in 2008.  I can’t find highlights that I can embed on here just yet, but click here to check out his goal.

Categories: Highlights, Sacha Kljestan

Anderlecht vs. Standard Liege Highlights
   October 27, 2013 (5:06 PM) by Matt

Sacha Kljestan continues his good goal-scoring year, netting his fifth goal of the season in Anderlecht’s 1-1 draw.  His mustache is out in full force as well.  Here are some highlights, including his goal at the very beginning.

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